Robert Mugabe Jnr hospitalised 

Source: Robert Mugabe Jnr hospitalised – NewsDay Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe Junior (Left) and Passion Java (Right) at a Zanu PF rally which was held in Chitungwiza

THE late former President Robert Mugabe’s son Robert Jnr has reportedly been hospitalised in Singapore after his right lung collapsed.

The health condition is known as pneumothorax.

Pneumothorax, according to health literature, refers to a condition in which the space between the wall of the chest cavity and the lung is filled with air, causing all or a portion of the lung to collapse. Air usually enters this space, called the pleural space, through an injury to the chest wall or a hole in the lung.

Its cause may include cyanide poisoning, trauma to the chest cavity, a fractured rib, or trauma from a bullet or knife.  Other causes may also include cigarette smoking, drug abuse and certain lung diseases.

During the March 26 by-election campaign period, Robert Jnr attended one of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s rallies in Epworth, which sent tongues wagging with people saying that he was putting his life in danger.

Former Foreign Affairs minister Walter Mzembi yesterday tweeted: “It was always careless, too soon to trust your own fathers’ persecutors, cozy up to them with such reckless abandon and think you would be safe in such company. Preserve the family lineage and cut the political adolescence! We pray for wisdom.”

Asked by NewsDay to explain his tweet, Mzembi said:  “It has also happened even in the Bible where the enemy wants to wipe out a whole lineage an Old Testament kind of thinking. Sadly, kids are also getting naïve. Yes, I have had my own personal experience, many of them and one of them is that I had to spend seven hours on a bench in Cape Town while they removed some dangerous poison from my body. Why do you think we are out here? They (Mnangagwa’s regime) are not sincere or noble.”

Efforts to get a comment from Information minister Monica Mutsvangwa were fruitless yesterday.

Information secretary Ndabaningi Mangwana, however, responded to the speculation with a tweet: “I think we should respect individuals’  right to confidentiality when it comes to health issues, especially where one is a private citizen. The young man is not a public official.”

Zanu PF secretary for administration Obert Mpofu dismissed the allegations that Robert Jnr could have been poisoned by the regime.

“I am out of town and, therefore, not very up to date with the issue. Whatever the case may be, we don’t comment on individuals’ health and Zanu PF has nothing to do with this,” Mpofu said.


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    Dr Ace Mukadota PhD 2 months ago

    Glad that he has a medical aid scheme that sends him to Singapore when he gets sick comrades. We need our beloved Robert Mugabe Junior as one day he will lead us out of this mess we are in to the promised land.

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    Ndonga 2 months ago

    Who cares? Let him go join that person that he claims was his father. The person who was the source of all our suffering.

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      Dr Ace Mukadota PhD 2 months ago

      Peter Pamire was the father it has been contended comrades. Not Comrade Robert who at that time was not up to the job on the pillow.

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    Robert mugabe junior is hospitalised in Singapore? What is wrong with the hospitals in Zimbabwe? Zimbabwe used to have a very good health care system once upon time. Oh we were called Rhodesia then. I forgot In Zimbabwe the healthcare system deteriorated. The sad story of Africa. Now only zanupf and their coteries can afford health care in a foreign country. Let’sdo away with independence Zimbabweans> At least in Rhodesia were had well-equipped hospitals and schools, and a viable currency.